English @ OU


Sphere Looking for Literary Writing

SPHERE MAGAZINE is Ohio University's undergraduate literary magazine. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic art by undergraduate students. Any student is welcome to submit their work. The submission deadline to be published in this year's edition is NOVEMBER 21. Work can be submitted either in paper, by leaving one anonymous copy and one copy with contact information in our mailbox outside Ellis 102, or digitally, by emailing one anonymous copy and one copy with contact information to .

If you're interested in getting feedback on your writing before the submission deadline, please come to one of our open workshops! The first will be this Wednesday, October 29, from 5-7 pm in Ellis 111. The second open workshop will be on Tuesday, November 4, from 5-7 pm in Ellis 111. Any and all students are welcome to attend.

The Department of English

Our department includes faculty distributed among four program areas: Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, and English Education. We offer doctoral degrees in literary studies, creative writing, and composition/rhetoric, and a master’s degree in English, serving approximately sixty graduate students in any given year. On the undergraduate level, we serve close to six hundred undergraduate majors, including almost two hundred integrated language arts majors enrolled in the College of Education.


Professor Patrick O’Keeffe Publishes Book

Patrick O'Keeffe's novel The Visitors was published through Viking Penguin in March, and has already garnered praise from Publishers Weekly, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Knoxville News Sentinel. Check out The Visitors on Amazon for a look inside the book. read more >>

Faculty Member Dinty W. Moore Edits Nonfiction Bestseller

Dinty W. Moore was listed as #6 in Small Press Distribution's top-ten list of bestselling nonfiction titles for 2012." read more >>

Marsha Dutton’s Talks on Medieval Cistercian Writers

In August of 2012, Professor Marsha Dutton gave eight talks on medieval Cistercian writers at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey in Lafayette, Oregon. read more >>

Student News

Matthew Vetter Awarded the Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship

The English Department is proud to announce that Ph.D. candidate Matthew Vetter received the Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. This fellowship is awarded to only five graduate students throughout the entire university.


Craig A. Meyer Receives MLA International Bibliography Fellowship and Publishes Article

Craig A. Meyer, a PhD Candidate, received the MLA International Bibliography this January in Boston. The fellowships help recognize the efforts of scholars who index materials on behalf of the MLA International Bibliography. As partial demonstration of the rigor, only five scholars have completed the fellowship requirements of serving three years as a field bibliographer. This year, Craig became the sixth. In addition to this award, he also recently published an article in the Spring 2013 issue of Computers and Composition Online. read more >>